Monday, August 24, 2009

Pre-Genesis: A Prelude to Creation. Part Two

G-d looked up from the three archangels and spoke,

"Shamayim! Erets! Begin your journey."

Outward from the fingertip of G-d, sprung forth the entire universe. In its wake, it left what appeared to be rolls of a scroll.

It was time.

After what appeared to be billions of years but only a moment in time, Erets, Earth formed from amongst the debris.

G-d turned to the three archangels who was watching the beginning of creation and said,

"B'nai Elohim, do my will."

And so the three archangels, with the help of thousands upon thousands of angels, reigned over all creation doing the will of G-d. They served faithfully until iniquity was found in Ba'el.

Ba'el was full of wisdom and beauty, but pride swelled up inside of him. He was able to persuade a third of the angels to rebel with him against G-d.

As they prepared themselves for war, Ba'el stood in their midst and assured them of victory. Using the power given to him by G-d, he rose up and hovered just above them. He held his arms in front of him as he emulated the stance of the Most High G-d and spoke,

"I will ascend into heaven."

A roar of cheers cried out from the angels in support.

"I will exalt my throne above the stars of God"

Again, the exaltation of Ba'el rose up, louder than before.

"I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north"

"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds"

Ba'el basked in the glory of this moment which seem to go on forever. And as the cheers died down to simmering excitement. Then Ba'el cried out at the top of his voice,

"I will be like the most High."

Which sent the crowd into a frenzy. At this, Ba'el lept upward toward the heavens with his cohorts following, leaving the earth behind.

They were met by the faithful Angels led by Mich'el. Each wave of the rebellion was turned back by the righteous fighters until G-d cried out with a loud thunderous voice,


All stopped and bowed before the Almighty Elohim. All except Ba'el.

"O How art thou fallen from heaven, O Heyl'el, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground"

With G-ds final word, light engulfed the rebellion and Lucifer and his followers were thrown down to the earth. When they hit, the earth became a brilliant ball of fire. The earth, which was the crown of G-ds creation, was judged because of the rebellion and became formless and void and the darkness of the rebellion was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And G-d said, "Light.....come forth."

And God saw light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And the new creation began.

I hope you enjoy this. Of course this is not biblical. However, it is biblically based. I would have loved to have embellish a lot more but that would have gone outside the parameters of the bible.

I hope you will continue to study the rest of Genesis with me as we pick up where we left off a few weeks ago, at the beginning of chapter three.

Please feel free to express what your vision of what might have happen just prior to Genesis 1:1.

Thanks again and may G-d Bless You.

Note: Heyl'el, Lucifer, are the biblical names of Satan.


  1. Very cool Keith,

    I thought it was really well thought out.
    Sounds like you are a gap theorist ay? I'm not sure about that view.
    Though your account of Satan and his rebellion I thought was really well constructed :)

    Baruch HaShem!


  2. Toda Raba Dan,

    As for the gap theory, I'm not quite sold on it. However, I am definately leaning in that direction. How could you tell? :-)

    I'll be back from my vacation soon. I saw that you're done with your essay. I hope everything went well.



  3. Hey Keith,

    How is your vacation going?

    "As for the gap theory, I'm not quite sold on it. However, I am definately leaning in that direction. How could you tell? :-)"

    You spoke about earth being judged which then became void and also the statement "the new creation began".

  4. Hey Dan,

    Just got home. I needed the two weeks off.

    "As for the gap theory, I'm not quite sold on it. However, I am definately leaning in that direction. How could you tell? :-)" poor attempt at humor.

    I don't know if I agree with all the things within the gap theory. However, I do suscribe to the premise that G-d created the heavens and the earth and then began to form the earth. How long did it sit there before he began forming? Did G-d began forming the earth immediately for man? Was it for man in the first place?

    We don't know the answers to these and many other questions. One thing I know for certain is that there are scriptures to point us in the opposite direction traditional christian thought has taken us.


  5. No worries, the gap idea is interesting but I do not know enough about it to make a claim on it. I am Glad you had a good break, it is so nice to take some time off every now and then isn't it.

    Shalom and La-het Ra-ot!